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by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 70
Views: 12650

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

Oh, and for the guys just laid off, your CERB/EI is based partly on your last 6 months of earnings. Wasn’t it awesome that the union has had those guys making $2600/mo for the last 4 months? The fact that an air Canada Pilot can’t even “max out” their unemployment benefits is testament to how embarr...
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 70
Views: 12650

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

ACPA is an absolute abortion. Theres no other way to put it. I’ll sum up the situation as best I can: Furloughing pilots, while the company (union?) doesn’t take advantage of CEWS, while deferring training dates so MAX and Rouge pilots can continue to sit at home with pay, and just as a final “f*ck ...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?
Replies: 42
Views: 7423

Re: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?

'97 Tercel wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:17 pm
So if they're getting topped up above the 55 hour pay is it really volunteer work anymore?
Seems like right now it’s one of the best paying “jobs” in the organization.
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?
Replies: 42
Views: 7423

Re: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?

How much money was saved by laying off the bottom 600 guys (all on flat pay) at 55 credits a month? Anyone do the math?
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?
Replies: 42
Views: 7423

Re: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?

What a fucking joke this union is these days. I am a flat pay FO. Every single fellow pilot I've spoken to couldn't believe the MOA affected us flat-payers as well. Did that cut really save the company that much money? How do you cut something that's carely there to begin with? They're still laying ...
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1870

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

How is this even a question?? Absolutely I would. Middle seat all the way
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: That was close.....too close!
Replies: 6
Views: 2317

Re: That was close.....too close!

It wasn’t even that bad! They still had like 10 feet!
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unable to Receive Chiropractic due to Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Unable to Receive Chiropractic due to Travel

Just don't mention that you travelled.
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Looking to purchase 1 PT6-A 27 midlife
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Looking to purchase 1 PT6-A 27 midlife

Just wanted to point out the irony in your username.
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Prop spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Prop spinner

Lots of planes came without spinners. Especially Cessnas. Don’t think one is required.

The O-2A and L19 Birddog come to mind.
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Validating FAA medical to TC
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Validating FAA medical to TC

You need a transport Canada medical. You can’t be issued one based on the fact that you hold a Cat 1 FAA. Just like holders of a Canadian ATPL must get an FAA medical if they wish to convert to a US licence. At least that’s how I read the advisory circular.
by PostmasterGeneral
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do your job!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: Do your job!!

You seriously don't think they know that ? Ask any other large jet pilot ? Do small jet pilots not know a non-idle thrust setting burns more than idle thrust ? I bet you wear your pilot hat in your hotel room and in the car to the airport. -------------------------------------------- Just remember,...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed May 06, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 3707

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

I always thought it hilarious when training aircraft would announce they’re conducting the “simulated RNAV approach.” What the hell a simulated RNAV? You’re doing the RNAV approach, in real life, not in a simulator. Who cares if the weather is VMC? Call it what it is. A simulated RNAV is an RNAV ap...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon May 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 3707

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

I always thought it hilarious when training aircraft would announce they’re conducting the “simulated RNAV approach.” What the hell a simulated RNAV? You’re doing the RNAV approach, in real life, not in a simulator. Who cares if the weather is VMC? Call it what it is. The day I have a delay in my c...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon May 04, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 3707

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

I always thought it hilarious when training aircraft would announce they’re conducting the “simulated RNAV approach.” What the hell a simulated RNAV? You’re doing the RNAV approach, in real life, not in a simulator. Who cares if the weather is VMC? Call it what it is.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: CATSA

Ask the tub stacker with the machine to disinfect it for you. Same with the hand wipe pad things they use to detect bombs. They have to use new ones if you ask.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: African Self Fly Safari
Replies: 14
Views: 2595

Re: African Self Fly Safari

Didn’t even know this was a thing. Thanks for sharing! Now I have something to do when I’m laid off!
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98844

Re: Layoffs

For those on flat pay, their salaries are based on a “flat pay” (as the name implies) and not an hourly rate. Hourly rate only comes into effect once over 75(?) hours. So, will the flat pay really be cut to match a 55 hour block? Or will it remain the same? The email from ACPA wasn’t clear.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98844

Re: Layoffs

I would hate to see it, but we could easily shed all pilots on flat pay with little $$$ impact downline. If the layoff is less than 24 months, only a 'short course' would be required. Pilots wont be going anywhere, that's for certain. The giant problem with that theory, is that the flat pay pilots ...
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98844

Re: Layoffs

What about the 400 or so 737 pilots ? They would be allowed to bid off I'm sure or would the company still pay them for sitting at home and laying off 500 pilots? If they bid off they will trigger training costs for sure. If they don't reduce the 737 that's a good thing. You don't want all those gu...
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 135
Views: 27505

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

I think Calin is holding onto hope that he’ll be able to get a giant settlement from Boeing (or at least a few free 787’s) in exchange. If they decide to turf the fleet, that would reduce their leverage for such a move
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Go to 705 or not
Replies: 14
Views: 4575

Re: Go to 705 or not

If there isn’t a shortage of captain spots because the ones there aren’t leaving, you’re probably at a good outfit. Stay there till you get your A’s and then frig off to the airlines.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airport lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 3333

Re: Airport lounges

I never understood the appeal of the “Plaza Premium” lounges. The food was gross.
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019

Holy shit look at that wheel go! Hahaha
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 24
Views: 2199

Re: TC medical fee

I think if the fee was a legit amount and actually used for something reasonable, nobody would have a problem paying it. $55 every year for what amounts to some guy making one mouse click on a computer screen seems excessive.

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